Frankalmoigne
Frankalmoigne Frank`al*moigne", n. [F. franc free + Norm. F. almoigne alma, for almosne, F. aum[^o]ne. See {Frank}, a., and {Almoner}.] (Eng. Law) A tenure by which a religious corporation holds lands given to them and their successors forever, usually on condition of praying for the soul of the donor and his heirs; -- called also {tenure by free alms}. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

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  • frankalmoigne — noun A tenure by which a religious corporation holds lands given to them and their successors forever, usually on condition of praying for the soul of the donor and his heirs; called also tenure by free alms …   Wiktionary

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